One of the last links to comics’ Golden and Silver ages was born June 27, 1928.
Joe Giella’s career stretches back to the 1940s but he’s always been known to me as one of the preeminent Batman inkers of the 1960s. In particular, he and Murphy Anderson made those Carmine Infantino covers for Batman and Detective Comics sing.
So I had a great time picking 13 COVERS because that period in the Caped Crusader’s history — from the start of the New Look in 1964 until late in the ’60s — is one of my absolute faves. But, hell, you knew that.
Some of these covers have historic value, others I just dig. There were so many more I could have included, so by all means, add your own in the comments below or in whichever social-media thread you found this. All of these were pencilled by Infantino, except for Batman #164 — the first New Look issue of the title — which was drawn by Sheldon Moldoff.
Mr. Giella is now 88. Cheers!
Cover images and credits from the go-go Grand Comics Database.